Priests – The Seduction of Kansas (album review)

by Woody on May 10, 2019

photo by Drew Hagelin

After seeing Priests at SXSW and reading numerous articles on Priests, I think they are going to be an iconic band of this generation. They have this brilliant combination of brains, style, talent and drive.

For their second album, the sound of Priests has evolved. Inspired by 2004’s What’s the Matter With Kansas? by Thomas Frank; drummer Daniele Daniele, vocalist Katie Alice Greer, and guitarist G.L. Jaguar have moved forward without original bassist Taylor Mulitz (now leading Flasher). They went out of their way not to recreate Nothing Feels Natural working in numerous influences, and the results are phenomenal.

Throughout Seduction, Priests combine some of lore of America with the current state of America. Jesus Son is a ripping opener, basically imagining a white man that has complained how hard it is to be a white man as the second coming. It is subtle and brilliant. A couple of tracks later on I’m Clean, channels her inner Karen O. Good Time Charlie is another brilliant track, chronicling the story of Charlie Wilson. Towards the end, Control Freak gets the hair standing up on the back of your neck as Greer spits out her venom.

Priests sophomore album is everything I hoped for. I’m already excited to see what to see what they do for LP3 beyond.

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